Blind for Tracker Grizzly

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Blind for Tracker Grizzly

Postby peteyg » Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:16 pm

I just built a blind for my 14' Tracker Grizzly. I wanted a really cheap, and really easy to build blind for the boat. It has a pretty wide V shape from bow to stern, so most of the prefabs either didn't seem to make sense, or were way to expensive . . . like $500 +.

The entire build took one day. I used carriage bolts to run along the grooves in the rails and used pvc pipe to make a frame. I cut the pipe to size and used some drywall screws on top to hang the material. I bought the camo from BassPro and zip tied together.

I'm going to paint the pipe brown tomorrow. Some mat finish brown spray paint sould do the job.

Here's a pic pre paint.

All supplies (minus paint) cost $120.

Let me know if you'd like some inside shots or more explanation to help you build.

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Postby mplhunter » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:04 pm

Looks nice good job :thumbsup:
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Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:39 am

Get some raffia and tie bundles of grass in various areas to break it up and look like less of a brown blob.

You'll be amazed at the difference. You don't need a lot, just step back and keep looking at it from 20 yards or more. The birds never get that close and if they do they are dead. :thumbsup:
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Postby peteyg » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:56 am

Do you think I should just tie it off to hang from the top?
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Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:14 am

I can not tell what fabric you used. It looks like the die cut stuff from Walmart or ****'s, which I do not recommend. The fiirst time that catches on something it's going to rip.

I would tie 1' clumps in various places. Stuff that is too long gets all crimped up when folded and blows too much in the wind. More and shorter is better.
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Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:15 am

Do you have it tied down at the gunwals?
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Postby peteyg » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:31 am

It's the Max 4HD Hunters Speciality that I bought from Bass Pro Shops.

It's tied at top on the PVC poles and the same on the bottom.
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Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:23 am

Be easy on the PVC when it's cold.
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Postby Mikeguard01 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:32 pm

Looks good I would add the grass like Rob suggested. My first blind was made with PVC pipe last 2 seasons. I had a few pieces break when the weather was below freezing. After have to prop it up with what ever I could find I changed over to electrical conduit.

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